Friday, August 8, 2008

Under Five Bucks & Under Five Minutes!

I went to "Wallyworld" the other day. It's not a store that I frequent, but it was close and it sells spray paint. I found myself inspired while walking down the craft aisle. I thought you might enjoy a craft that's quick and easy. And since everyone has access to the "mart", it's something you can buy and make this weekend.
I purchased a small wood plaque for .97 cents
and a wood letter for $1.88.
I spray painted both items black,
but you could paint them any color of your choice.
When the paint was dry I applied some scrapbook paper to the plaque. I did this by cutting the paper a little larger than the plaque, spraying it with adhesive and then placing it on the wood. Then I took course sand paper and rubbed it around the edges of the plaque. The sand paper cuts the scrapbook paper and gives it a nice clean edge.
I chose to brush a little brown paint on the edges of the scrapbook paper and to sand the edges of the letter and plaque to give them a more aged look. All that was left was to use hot glue to adhere the letter to the plaque.
I love my newest craft project!
I'm thinking of doing some more using bright paints and papers for a whole new look. If you decide to make one of these, I'd love to see it.
Happy crafting!

49 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Love it Joy...another simple project that makes a big impact!
Have a great day,
Diane

Kacey Randolph said...

Love it! This would make a great housewarming gift too! I knew I would have to trek to good ole' WallyWorld this weekend, so this little project will make it worth while. I'll let you know how it turns out. Oh - and as a matter of fact I do have an armoire those lovely suitcases can grace the top of. I think I will add them to my bedroom re-do when that gets underway. Thanks! You're the best and I still would love to have your brain for at least an hour! I have to go referee the twins! Have a great weekend!

Darlene said...

Another great project!! I just bought 4 of those little plaques the other day when I went to Wallyworld with "kind of" a project swirling in my head.....but yours is great...love the initial on it!!!

Valarie said...

Ok, I am going to have so many projects going! This is so neat! Off to Wally World. :)

Bella said...

5 minutes for you maybe ;) haha

I love that project, I actually could do that...I need this thing called scrap paper though, I never did the scrapbooking thing and I don't even know where to buy it, lol.

Thanks again for more beautiful projects and the how tos to do them, you rock :)

Bella

Nancy Hood said...

wow, great idea and beautiful work!!

Strawberry Blonde said...

Simply lovely. This would look so cute on a kitchen counter. Or make it really bright and hot pink and it would look cute in my daughter's room. Our WM seems to be cutting down the craft section. One store that has just been remodeled even took out the fabric section.

Stinks, but I think I may have to see if I can find these items and see what I can do with them. Love the way this turned out.

-- Brandi

Chris said...

OH, come on! Does everything you do have to be spectacular?!! I LOVE this idea.

Lacy said...

Thats my kinda craft Joy! Hope to be showing you one very soon! Thanks once more!!!!

Angie said...

Love it!!! I have several projects I want to copy from you and now here's another one to add to my list!

Tausha said...

great ideas! what a cute way to use the cheap letters at wal mart!
I think that I will copy and I will defniately post!! Thanks again

Jen r. said...

Oh I love that! What a great project and I love that scrapbook paper! Jen R

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love this one too. Now to find a good spot for one.

Rachel said...

How cute is that! And of course I have a Mart by me... That's like one of the only stores by me unless you go to Bi-Mart..... See the marts are everywhere!

:)

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY GOSH....your blog is gonna be DANGEROUS. I started looking through all the amazing and unique projects and couldn't stop! Now I want to grab my purse and head out to the nearest craft store...which isn't so near and it's 7:00 on a Saturday night! I am so glad you came to visit my blog...following you home has really been an inspiration. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas! And I'll be back often!

Debe said...

I just love you! WOW. I walk through Wally World and out the door. You walk out with inspirtion. How did I miss the boat?? Thanks!!

Susie Harris said...

love another one! Does it ever end with you... you are a fountain of ideas my sweet friend...

countrygirl3031 said...

Absolutely adorable Joy...what a great idea!!!

Hugz,
Michele

Maranda said...

I loved this project so much that I went to WalMart to get the supplies for my own. Mine didn't turn out quite a grand as yours, but I'm pleased with it nonetheless. Check out my blog to see it!
http://thebanningfamily.blogspot.com/2008/08/copycat.html

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Love that project! I have some of that same paper for scrapbooking. Wally world CAN surprise you! Cherry

maryanne420 said...

hello,

i stumbled upon your blog from another one and got sucked in immediately. you have great ideas. thanks for sharing them.

mary anne

Donna Lynn said...

WOW JOY!!!
This is just darling, I love how you take nothing and really make it something!!!

XO,
DL

Mrs.H said...

Thank you for sharing this idea! I have posted my version on my blog. Thank you!

Christina said...

very cute little project. I also loved your painted boxes.

Annie said...

What a cute idea! I un-like you, am frequently found at wally-world. It's addictive...and it's closer than a lot of other stores. I love this idea, I think I'm gonna do one with our last initial for our living room. I'll post it when I get it done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, don't you gotta love so much fun for only a few dollars.

Christy said...

Another great project! I will definitely give this one a try. These would make such great Christmas gifts!!!

Blanca said...

This is way easier than my project. I will have to file this one away. Looks like fun.

Blanca

Lady Dorothy said...

I don't scrapbook, but I love looking at all the papers. This gives me another reason to do so! I am sure I will be making this!

Rachel said...

my lastname is "A" also... CANT wait to try this project!!!

Nichole said...

Thanks for the great project! I posted my version on my blog.

Bella said...

Hi,

I posted a blog about the project I made. Thanks again,

Bella

Bella said...

Oops, I guess a link would help:

http://bella1104.blogspot.com/2008/08/joy-of-home-5-minute-ahem-5-project.html

:)

Shabby Addict said...

So cute! I love it! Thanks for showing how to do it! Totally gets me in craft mode!

Melissa Lester said...

I was referred here by Nancy Hood. What a cute project! Great job!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Joy! Just have to say LOVE IT ALL! I really am going to try the alphabet with scrap paper!(I just bought some beautiful blk/whites combo pack at Target and now I have a good project! Thank you! You scored big time at thrift store. I am nuts about black things too! Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Antoinette said...

Love this!! I lurk on your blog often. Okay, every day. Shame on me for not commenting more, but I'm usually holding my baby and typing with one hand isn't fun. Anyway, I made this little project too and blogged it! I so needed some inspiration and I'm glad you shared your idea!!

Thank you!
Antoinette

Rae said...

Hi Joy! I was completely taken with this post! I came up with a different twist but had you in mind when putting it together. Thanks for the inspiration!

Screaming Meme said...

I love that! Awesome! Love your blog! Screaming Meme

Ms. Tee said...

This is great - so pretty! I might make these for Christmas presents. :)

Laurel MacD said...

I made this this past weekend - love it and posted about it. I've already had 2 people ask me how to make it. Thanks

Ali-Pants said...

Thanks Joy! I made this last week and have already gotten several comments on it from people visiting this weekend - we had a baby on Thursday. Thanks for making me look super crafty!

Patricia said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! I was super excited because I was able to make this today for FREE! I had all the supplies on hand and did not have to leave the house. I definately did a spin on your simply beautiful project. Thanks again for sharing your gift
Here is a link to my project and new blog
http://chiclycheap.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-am-free.html
Patricia

Jaime said...

This is a great idea. I think it will come in quite handy for a christmas gift for someone in my family. Thanks!

(I'll let you know when I make one, so you can see it on my blog)

Sticklips said...

So I found your blog through a blog through a blog and loved this idea. I just completed three of these and posted pictures on my blog. Thanks for the idea! I intend to visit often!

Nichole said...

I made a Christmas L using this idea today. I posted it on my blog. Thank you again for all the wonderful ideas and posts :o)

Kara said...

Just wanted to let you know that I used this great tutorial and made a board for my laundry room.

You can see it here if you are interested.

Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!!!

Crystal said...

Thanks for such a great idea! I made multiples in different types for friends and family. I only have one style up for now...but if you want to see it visit www.violetprk.blogspot.com keep the ideas a comin! :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I'm linking to your great project on 1/22 at DollarStoreCrafts.com. Thanks for such a good project!

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